- Just a few steps from the East Gate of the vast Summer Palace grounds, Aman Summer Palace offers a selection of heritage-imbued dwellings, including those once used by guests awaiting an audience with the Empress.
- Built in 1750, the 290-hectare Summer Palace is picturesque retreat at any time of year. Palaces, pavilions and ornate bridges are set around Kunming Lake. This garden estate is a masterpiece of architecture, landscape and design.
- Embracing traditional Chinese layouts, peaceful internal courtyards are crossed by pathways shaded by bamboo and indigenous trees. High-ceilinged rooms boast original wooden beams and floors finished in polished Jin clay tiles.
- Lose yourself in Beijing’s narrow hutongs, cruise a tree-lined lake in a dragon boat or explore the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites within easy reach, including the Forbidden City, Great Wall and Temple of Heaven.
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- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Also known as Yihe Yuan or ‘Gardens of Nurtured Harmony’, the Summer Palace was built in 1750. This beautiful 290-hectare garden estate long served the Qing Dynasty as an imperial summer retreat, and today is considered one of China’s most peaceful and photogenic sites. The resort shares a wall with the estate and offers easy access.
Located in the very heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City was completed in 1420. It served as home for 24 emperors, and as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost five centuries. It covers over 720,000m2 and consists of 980 surviving buildings with over 8,000 bays of rooms.
The Temple of Heaven
Also completed in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is a complex of graceful buildings once visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties for annual harvest ceremonies. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship predates Taoism.
Beijing is renowned for its atmospheric hutongs, which give visitors a glimpse of what life in the city was like in days gone by. Narrow lanes formed by lines of siheyuan – traditional courtyard residences – they are clustered around the Forbidden City.
Passing through spectacular scenery, the Great Wall grew to its vast length of 6,700km after the unification of China under Qin Shi Huangdi in 220 BC. The Wall stood for centuries, but was breached in the 1300s by the Mongols and in the 1600s by the Manchu. Today, sections have been restored. Within Beijing are a number of other impressive historic sites including Tiananmen Square, Lama Temple and Fayuan Temple. Beijing is also a treasure trove of contemporary Chinese art. 798 Art Zone, a Soviet-designed former weapons factory, has been transformed into a centre for local modern art and fashion, offering travellers insight into the artistic landscape of China today.
Just steps from the UNESCO-protected Summer Palace grounds lies Aman Summer Palace, the ideal location from which to discover Beijing. A serene retreat, with peaceful internal courtyards embracing traditional Chinese architecture, the 51-Suite resort is housed in a series of pavilions. Some date back over a century and were originally used by guests of the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds lies Aman Summer Palace – the ideal location from which to discover China’s capital. Aman Summer Palace is set just outside the Summer Palace gates, a short drive from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
Rooms and Suites surround serene garden courtyards crisscrossed by stately pathways. Established indigenous trees cast delicate shadows through bamboo blinds and into the lofty-ceilinged Suites. Polished to a deep lustre, floors are finished in Jin clay tiles, while ceilings show exposed wooden roof beams. Bathrooms are generously proportioned with free-standing island bathtubs.
Traditional Courtyard Room
Set around a serene private courtyard, the Traditional Courtyard combines a two-bedroom Deluxe Pavilion (two Deluxe Suites with a shared living area) and two Courtyard Guestrooms.
Situated within the same private south-facing pavilion with a large shared living area, the two-bedroom Deluxe Pavilion is composed of two Deluxe Suites and sleeps up to five guests.
The Family Suite offers two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms by combining a Suite and a Guestroom.
The Imperials Suite’s three pavilions surround a tranquil private courtyard and include a bedroom, spacious living areas and unique features such as a spa room and a private dining area that can become a boardroom-style meeting room for 14. Ideal for private gatherings.
The Courtyard Suites offer consummate privacy and overlook elegant courtyard gardens. They offer a combined bedroom and living area or separate bedrooms.
Deluxe Suites either offer a combined bedroom and living area, or a separate bedroom. They overlook established indigenous trees in formal gardens.
Offering a spacious combined bedroom and living area, Suites provide roomy bathrooms and aesthetic references drawing on the Imperial period.
Overlooking tranquil courtyard gardens, the Courtyard Guestrooms feature elegant period furniture with intricate wooden screens, bamboo blinds and ceilings open to wooden beams.
Housed in a two-storey structure, the Guestrooms offer Hollywood twin beds.
Spread across the heritage-imbued grounds of Aman Summer Palace, the restaurants serve cuisine from across the continent and globe: the Ming Dynasty-inspired Chinese Restaurant features Cantonese cuisine as well as Imperial dishes; the Japanese Restaurant’s set menus offer French-Japanese fusion; and the Grill is home to prime cuts of meat cooked with western techniques. Meals can also be arranged in private dining rooms.
The Chinese Restaurant
- Open for lunch and dinner. Serves Peking duck, imperial dishes, Sichuan cuisine and traditional Cantonese cuisine.
- Three large dining rooms. Six private dining spaces.
- Decorated with classic Ming Dynasty-inspired furniture.
- Open for breakfast, dinner and weekend lunches. Serves Western cuisine.
- Specialises in grilled-to-order prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood.
- Overlooks a courtyard with tranquil reflection pond across from Naoki.
- Open for lunch and dinner. Serves a menu of original French kaiseki fare created by Chef Naoki Okumura.
The Reflection Pavilion
Enjoy an after-dinner digestif in the Bar in the Reflection Pavilion, An extensive selection of liquors allows for the perfect match, be it with a single-malt whisky, cognac or aged tawny port.
The Bar & Lounge
- Located in the resort’s elegant Arrival Pavilion.
- Serves light refreshments.
- Relaxed seating overlooks a traditional courtyard, shaded by indigenous trees.
Spread across two subterranean levels, the 5,000-square-metre spa is a sanctuary for body and mind. In the nine double treatment rooms, therapies that draw on Imperial traditions range from massages and scrubs to moxibustion and acupuncture. A Pilates and yoga studio is naturally lit with skylights, and the facilities also include a 25-metre pool, large gym and two squash courts. Separate male and female changing areas incorporate steam and sauna rooms, hot Jacuzzi and cold plunge pools.
The spa has collaborated with Tong Ren Tang, a former imperial medical dispensary, to create a seasonal herbal poultice, Spread across the skin and accompanied by a soothing massage, it generates warmth in the internal organs, stimulating circulation and easing muscle tension. A range of aromatic baths utilise traditional ingredients, ideal for an indulgent moment of peace or to linger in following a massage, Relax and unwind with an aromatic treatment. combining pure essential oils and plant extracts applied in specific massage techniques. Housed in the resort’s 5,000m2, double-level, underground recreational facility, Signature Spa Journeys incorporate reflexology, gemstone massage and aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Fitness & Recreation
- Sky-lit gym with Technogym equipment(including Kinesis).
- Sky-lit Pilates and Yoga Studio with reformers.
- One squash court and one ping pong court.
- Fitness consultants on hand to offer personal training and squash partners.
Swimming Pool & Relaxation
- 25m indoor, heated lap pool surrounded by loungers.
- Juice bar serving healthy fruit and vegetable drinks.
- Wide selection of reading material on various subjects in several languages.
- Hosts regular demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and other traditional crafts.